Brian De Palma

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"No living American filmmaker grabs you from the first frame like Brian De Palma—and few can toy with viewers’ emotions as expertly. Loved and loathed with equal fervency over the course of his amazing five-decade career, this singular American artist is a revolutionary and a rascal, an intellectual disguised as a peddler of garish Hollywood entertainment. The eternal bad boy of the New American Cinema that started in the late sixties, he started out as an irreverent, Vietnam-era political filmmaker in a comic-Godard mold before crossing over into thriller and action territory, pushing Hitchcockian suspense and explosive violence to self-conscious extremes." —Metograph